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Paper Title: EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE AMONG SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN THE WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION IN SIERRA LEONE
Authors Name: Dr. Tamba Kebbie
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Published Paper Id: IJRTI2211004
Published In: Volume 7 Issue 11, November-2022
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Abstract: The eagerness of senior secondary school pupils in Sierra Leone for certificate to enter higher education institutions to pursue undergraduate degree or diploma/certificate in the face of public examination has been identified as one of the major causes of examination malpractice in Sierra Leone This paper reviewed the forms of examination malpractice, incidences of senior secondary school candidates involved in examination malpractice in WASSCE and decision taken, identified penalties for the perpetrators involved in examination malpractice and recommendations for curbing examination malpractice in Sierra Leone. The major forms of examination malpractice identified in Sierra Leone included: smuggling foreign materials into the examination hall; taking mobile phones into the examination hall; irregular activities inside and outside the examination hall collusion; impersonation; leakage; mass cheating; insult/assault on supervisors/invigilators, disorderliness, cheating, giraffing, conspiracy and aiding, forging of results and so on. Key players responsible for examination malpractice are: parents, principals, teachers, pupils, examination officers and government. The consequences of this act of examination malpractice is dangerous to the 6-3-3-4 system of education, the pupils and the nation at large. Penalties identified for examination malpractice focused at examination candidates, schools used as centres, principals, head teachers, teachers; supervisor, invigilator or examiners. Penalties identified for the perpetrators if found involved in examination malpractice are: for examination candidate, he/she would have his/her results cancelled; not be eligible for a subsidized resit of examination fees; would have his/her name displayed on a comprehensive malpractice list and would be prosecuted by Anti-Corruption Commission. For any school, if found involved would have the head of the school and deputy changed with immediate effect.For teachers, head-teachers and principal, if involved would be dismissed with immediate effect; have their names publicly displayed on a comprehensive malpractice list. For supervisor, invigilator or examiner he/she would be dismissed as a teacher with immediate effect if he/she is a teacher and have their names publicly displayed on a comprehensive malpractice list. Key recommendations were civic education for the public and the rules and regulations of examination malpractice displayed in every school.
Keywords: Forms, Causes, Consequences, Examination, Malpractice, Senior Secondary School
Cite Article: "EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE AMONG SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN THE WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION IN SIERRA LEONE", International Journal of Science & Engineering Development Research (www.ijrti.org), ISSN:2455-2631, Vol.7, Issue 11, page no.21 - 25, November-2022, Available :http://www.ijrti.org/papers/IJRTI2211004.pdf
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